Dottrina sociale cattolica ed economia di mercato (Catholic social teaching and the market economy - Italian edition)

Booth, Philip (2016) Dottrina sociale cattolica ed economia di mercato (Catholic social teaching and the market economy - Italian edition). liberlibri, Milano, Italia. ISBN 978-88-98094-29-5

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Abstract

The second edition of Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy is a much expanded and updated version of a previous book, published in 2007, which critically examines the case for state intervention in the economic sphere from a Catholic perspective. Throughout history, but particularly in the last century or so, the Catholic Church has developed a formal body of teaching on economic and political matters. Other Christian faiths have absorbed much of that work, as have non-Christians, and thus the body of Catholic Social Teaching has often been influential in the public policy arena. This volume, taking account of recent developments in both political economy and Catholic Social Teaching, examines the extent to which that teaching can be used to justify the free market, or alternative forms of political and economic organisation, in areas such as taxation, welfare, foreign aid, labour markets, finance and the environment. It also critically examines the general case for an interventionist state in the economic sphere, as well as the importance of the development of a culture of responsibility., underpinned by sound education, in a free society. The book is relevant to all Christians, and others, who take an ethical approach to the analysis of public policy issues.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Philip Booth is editor and co-author, there are 12 other authors
Subjects: 200 Religion > 241 Christian ethics
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences > 336 Public finance
300 Social sciences > 337 International economics
300 Social sciences > 344 Labor, social, education & cultural law
School/Department: School of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Philip Booth
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 15:11
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 15:11
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/1331

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